May 27, 2020
A woman shared a clip of her son enjoying his new roller coaster which his grandfather built for him in his backyard. The clip went viral with many envious of the little boy and his admirable grandpa.
With amusement parks closed due to COVID-19 and kids confined to their homes coping with boredom, this grandfather decided to get creative.
In his backyard, he built a roller coaster complete with wooden tracks suspended from trash receptacles and the wheels his grandson would ride to course the tracks.
This is not the first time we’re hearing of a grandfather building a roller coaster for his grandchildren.
On Twitter, a clip shared by the mother with the user handle, @HUNNITBANDBRIA featured her son testing his new ride. According to her post, “it’s not done, but they having the time of their lives.”
The video featured the woman’s father running alongside his grandson while riding a coaster and moving through the tracks back and forth. No doubt, the little boy had the best day ever, thanks to his grandpa.
The post had been viewed over 5 million times since it was shared on May 22. Those who wrote comments were evidently impressed with the grandfather’s efforts. “This grandpa rocks,” according to one retweet. “I wanna be this type of grandad,” aspired another user who retweeted the clip too.
Meanwhile, others expressed admiration for the grandfather's creativity and wished they could have a roller coaster in their backyards too. Someone even hilariously reflected on why his own dad never did something like that for him.
This is not the first time we’re hearing of a grandfather building a roller coaster for his grandchildren. In fact, way back in 2017, a Texas grandpa who dreamed of owning an amusement park decided to create one in his backyard which sits on 80 acres of land in Decatur.
He began with just a roller coaster made out of scrap materials which he built in a week. He used his background in electrical maintenance to assist in his construction. Later, he built a Ferris wheel and a carousel making for one fun backyard for his grandkids.